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Members' Stories

Practicing Buddhism yields tangible effects within an individual’s daily life.

One person’s experiences of overcoming problems or achieving their goals can serve as inspiration for another to positively challenge his or her own circumstances.

This selection of experiences illustrates the process of "human revolution" in action--how an individual's inner-motivated transformation sparks changes in their life and circumstances.

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Lulu McLennan, U.K.

“I want to make even more of a difference with my life from this moment onwards.”

Lulu McLennan, U.K.

  • As a town planner in Hong Kong, Fung Ling talks about how the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism has influenced her work

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  • Richard C. Brown

    Richard C. Brown describes how he was inspired to imagine a goal of bringing justice into the hands of youth and individuals in prisons and in homeless communities

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  • Hisashi Fujii explains how dedicating his life for the sake of his community and for the sake of others enriches his life

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  • David Woodger talks about how his Buddhist practice helped him to transform his deep anger and resentment into a joyful life devoted to battling the true causes of racism

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  • Koji Okumura

    Koji Okumura tells his experience of the power of face-to-face dialogue in creating peace

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  • Sipho Ndabambi

    Sipho Ndabambi, from South Africa, talks about how his Buddhist practice helped him play his part in building peace in his community

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  • Chai Koh Pong

    Chai Koh Pong transformed his idea of happiness based on the teachings of Buddhism, which in turn led to a complete transformation in the way he runs his business

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  • Lulu McLennan

    Inspired by the writings of SGI President Ikeda, Lulu McLennan, decided something needed to change in her workplace, and that she was the one that had to make a difference

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  • Shohei Yasuda

    Shohei Yasuda, a graphic designer from Japan, talks about how his Buddhist practice helped him transcend his physical disabilities and lead a life of purpose

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  • Sam Greene

    Sam Greene talks about how her life changed through using her practice of Buddhism to improve her soccer playing, as well as her team and individual relationships

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  • Tania Ferreira

    Brazilian wrestler and Judo master Tania Ferreira talks about how her Buddhist practice helped her develop more wisdom and responsibility for her life

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  • Peter Morris

    After meeting Buddhism, Pete Morris felt encouraged to aim higher. This is his story of how he achieved his dream job

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  • Mindy Milam

    From having her life literally washed away in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Mindy Milam was not defeated and determined to transform suffering into happiness

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  • Aiko Matsumura

    Through the experience of losing her son and overcoming the grief through her Buddhist practice, Aiko Matsumura set up a group to support other mothers in the same situation

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  • Sophie Theven

    Struggling with serious visual impairment from birth, Sophie Theven met Buddhism and determined to contribute to people's happiness through research into sustainable development

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